A flood mitigation project at Bills Creek, Wairewa, will be completed from February 2023.
The project will see the installation of two large box culverts and raising the level of the road.
We will close Wairewa Road at Bills Creek for three days - date to be advised in early 2023 - enable our contractor, Whelans Group Investments, to work day and night and complete the works, and reopen the road to traffic.
The option of staging the works and keeping one lane open to traffic proved to be extremely difficult, due to limitations in work space, saturated ground conditions and utility service locations. This option would have seen the road reduced to one lane for 10 days and have caused long delays for road users.
Signage will be installed on Wairewa Road, 14 days prior to the road closure.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.